Another AMD Zen 'Secure Encrypted Virtualization' Vulnerability Demonstrated by Researchers

Another AMD Zen ‘Secure Encrypted Virtualization’ Vulnerability Demonstrated by Researchers

A team of security researchers with Cornell University have demonstrated a proof of concept attack on AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) technology, leveraging the Zen-integrated AMD Secure Processor (AMD-SP) to achieve full system access.  The technique requires physical access to the AMD system and is based on a voltage glitching attack that allows a bad…

Cryptomining Firm Purchases Site With 223,000 GPUs

Cryptomining Firm Purchases Site With 223,000 GPUs

Bitcoin mining and HPC application leader Northern Data has acquired 24,000 EPYC servers along with 223,000 AMD and Nvidia GPUs from Block.one, for the price of 195 million Euros and another 170 million Euros in shares. The new GPUs and servers will make Northern Data’s server infrastructure more powerful than the world’s fastest supercomputer, the…

Nvidia's Jensen Huang to Receive SIA's 2021 Robert N. Noyce Award

Nvidia’s Jensen Huang to Receive SIA’s 2021 Robert N. Noyce Award

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced Thursday that Jensen Huang, chief executive and a co-founder of Nvidia, will receive the organization’s Robert N. Noyce Award. One of the industry’s most prestigious award is given to recognize Huang’s contributions to the semiconductor industry in general and computing acceleration in particular.  Jensen Huang founded Nvidia in 1993 and for…